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Top 10 Historic Hotels In London, UK - Updated 2020

Historic Hotels In London
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London may be millennia old, but the allure of this legendary city is simply ageless. The United Kingdom’s storied capital is awash with architectural grandeur, renowned attractions, colorful neighborhoods, and the hum of a tireless energy. Both classic and contemporary, invigorating and iconic, London is a hub of entertainment, art, history, and culture. Marvel at the sparkling spires of the cityscape from the panoramic London Eye, or watch a brilliant performance in the West End Theatre District. Tour iconic landmarks like Westminster Abbey, Tower Bridge, and Big Ben, and stop into the Portobello Market to pick up a snack or a souvenir. London has an impressive assortment of museums, including the Churchill War Rooms, the Victoria and Albert Museum, and the British Museum, and each offer a fantastic insight into Britain’s history. There is something for everyone in this city where timeless appeal and modern allure meld together. Immerse yourself in London’s past, and stay in one of these historic hotels!

1. Corinthia Hotel London (from USD 735)

A lavish hotel near the iconic Trafalgar Square, the Corinthia Hotel is luxurious and breathtaking. The building dates from 1885, and sits close to renowned sites like the London Eye, Covent Garden, and Westminster Abbey. The fantastic location is complemented by the hotel’s chic rooms, two fantastic, on-site restaurants and bars, spacious pool, and a concession store for Harrods. The hotel’s spa is also superbly stunning and is the largest spa within London!


Corinthia London

Address: Whitehall Place
Price: from 735 USD

Guests have the option to cancel any cleaning services for their accommodation during their stay Bar Room service Thermometers for guests provided by property Kid meals Air conditioning Delivered food is securely covered Massage

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2. The Stafford London (from USD 379)

Formerly a 17th-century townhouse, the handsome Stafford London Hotel overlooks the heart of London and provides extravagant comfort. Each of the delightful guest rooms includes a luxurious, private bathroom and modern amenities like a Bose Wave CD player, a satellite television, and a Nespresso coffee machine. The charms of the hotel also include an amazing restaurant with a cozy lounge and a 380-year-old wine cellar, a terrace, and a fantastic concierge service.


The Stafford London

Address: St James's Place
Price: from 379 USD

24-hour front desk Express check-in/check-out Staff follow all safety protocols as directed by local authorities Shared stationery such as printed menus, magazines, pens, and paper removed Special diet menus (on request) Bar Physical distancing in dining areas Family rooms

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3. Sofitel London St James (from USD 379)

Enjoy a luxurious stay at this beautiful hotel tucked into London’s West End. Situated in a gorgeous Victorian building, the Sofitel London St James offers sophisticated rooms with spa-like bathrooms and many lavish services. Guests have access to an on-site gourmet restaurant, an elegant lounge that serves afternoon high tea, a business center, and a modern fitness center with personal trainers. After busy days exploring nearby sites like Piccadilly Circus and St James’ Park, indulge in a sumptuous treatment from the hotel’s spa or a drink from the cocktail bar.


Sofitel London St James

Address: 6 Waterloo Place
Price: from 379 USD

Free WiFi Cashless payment available Meeting/banquet facilities Lift WiFi Kid-friendly buffet Heating Hot tub/jacuzzi

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4. The Savoy (from USD 582)

Since 1889, the Savoy has been charming guests with its luxury, hospitality, and elegance. The iconic hotel sits on the banks of the Thames, and has welcomed such guests as Sir Winston Churchill, Frank Sinatra, and Katherine Hepburn. The Savoy blends historical charm with modern elegance, and guests can expect tasteful, cozy rooms, and amenities like a spa and a swimming pool. The hotel also boasts some renowned restaurants like Kaspar’s Seafood Bar and Grill, Gordon Ramsay’s Savoy Grill, Simpson’s-In-The-Strand, and the Thames Foyer. Many attractions are nearby including the British Museum and the Royal Opera House.


The Savoy

Address: Strand
Price: from 582 USD

WiFi available in all areas Pets allowed Guests have the option to cancel any cleaning services for their accommodation during their stay Free WiFi Shops (on site) Laundry Cashless payment available Thermometers for guests provided by property

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5. The Langham London (from USD 452)

This attractive hotel offers modern, spacious rooms, excellent service, and a terrific location in the vibrant heart of London. The Langham has been a feature of the city since 1865 when it was built as Europe’s first grand hotel, and it retains its penchant for luxury for modern guests. The rooms are sophisticated and stylish, and the hotel is well-equipped with thoughtful amenities. Enjoy the hotel’s chic atmosphere as you treat yourself to a drink in the sumptuous bar, dine in the decadent on-site restaurant, and indulge in a relaxing treatment at the spa. The hotel sits near the energetic Piccadilly Circus and is close to many of London’s excellent restaurants, attractions, clubs, and bars.


The Langham London

Address: Portland Place
Price: from 452 USD

Guests have the option to cancel any cleaning services for their accommodation during their stay Live music/performance Massage 24-hour front desk Ironing service Property is cleaned by professional cleaning companies Facilities for disabled guests Stand-up comedy

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6. The Ampersand Hotel (from USD 211)

With great restaurants and attractions nearby, this hotel makes it easy to explore the South Kensington area. The Ampersand Hotel has a terrific location, as well as stylish rooms and convenient services within its restored Victorian walls. In addition to the cozy rooms, the hotel offers guests a modern fitness center and an on-site Mediterranean restaurant. Many attractions, including the Natural History Museum, the Victoria and Albert Museum, Harrods and Hyde Park, are within walking distance.


The Ampersand Hotel

Address: 10 Harrington Road
Price: from 211 USD

Parking Concierge service Newspapers Air conditioning 24-hour front desk Table tennis Internet services Currency exchange

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7. One Aldwych (from USD 366)

This Edwardian property is situated in the beautiful Covent Garden area. A sophisticated style and exceptional hospitality characterize this hotel where each room and service is designed with comfort in mind. Revel in the hotel’s amenities as you try the two on-site restaurants, pamper yourself with a luxurious service from the spa, and workout in the state-of-the-art health club. There is also a swimming pool with underwater music, as well as luxury steam and sauna rooms!


One Aldwych

Address: 1 Aldwych
Price: from 366 USD

Restaurant Currency exchange Delivered food is securely covered Shared lounge/TV area WiFi Newspapers Bar Allergy-free room

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8. The Ritz London (from USD 652)

The legendary Ritz London is synonymous with opulence and sophistication. This gorgeous hotel is filled with deluxe features and amenities, and offers luxurious comfort. From the elegant bedrooms styled with period furnishings to the modern spa, the hotel is designed with comfort in mind. The Ritz also features a modern fitness center, the Michelin starred Ritz Restaurant, the Palm Court which offers afternoon high tea, and the Ritz Club Casino which adjoins the hotel.


The Ritz London

Address: 150 Piccadilly
Price: from 652 USD

Lift Special diet menus (on request) Board games/puzzles Physical distancing rules followed Guests have the option to cancel any cleaning services for their accommodation during their stay Tour desk Fax/photocopying Heating

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9. Rubens at the Palace (from USD 244)

Sat opposite the Royal Mews of Buckingham Palace, this boutique hotel is luxurious and modern. In addition to its fantastic location, Rubens at the Palace has chic, spacious rooms with Wi-Fi and deluxe bathrooms, an on-site bar and restaurant, and a glass-enclosed lounge that overlooks the pageantry of Buckingham Palace. Other major attractions like the Westminster Cathedral, Big Ben, and the Houses of Parliament are within walking distance.


Rubens At The Palace

Address: 39 Buckingham Palace Road
Price: from 244 USD

Kid meals Ironing service Access to health care professionals Private check-in/check-out WiFi Valet parking Ticket service Heating

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10. The Goring (from USD 464)

This hotel is ornate, elegant, and luxurious. With its beautiful rooms, spacious grounds, and fantastic location, the Goring creates a decadent escape in the city. The Goring’s ultra-modern facilities include an on-site restaurant, a fitness center, and peaceful gardens. The Goring is close to many of London’s fine attractions including the Houses of Parliament, Buckingham Palace, and Westminster Abbey.


The Goring

Address: 15 Beeston Place
Price: from 464 USD

Hand sanitizer in guest accommodation and key areas Lift Kid meals Physical distancing rules followed Valet parking Room service Babysitting/child services Non-smoking rooms

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Embrace the legendary culture of London

With some of the world’s best art, entertainment, shopping, and dining experiences, London is a city of unceasing enchantment. Get acquainted with the charms of this British city and stay awhile. These vacation rentals put you in the perfect spot to explore the vibrant city. Start planning your trip today!

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Hannah is a freelance writer, list making aficionado, and world traveler currently based in Germany. She is an avid explorer, and believes in creating new experiences to put on her bucket list to...Read more

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